The World AIDS Day, observed on December 1, is an opportunity to raise awareness about the epidemic, honor those who have died, and mobilize actions to end the AIDS epidemic.
The theme for this year's World AIDS Day and the World AIDS Campaign through 2015 is "Getting to Zero”.
ZERO new HIV infections. ZERO discrimination. ZERO AIDS-related deaths. ZERO tolerance for gender-based violence.
Join the World AIDS Campaign and Take Action!
There are many ways to take action. Visit http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/ for ideas and resources. Here are some ways that you can organize to demand ZERO.
Organize a Getting to Zero event and join people from around the world in “shining the light on HIV and Getting to Zero ”on World AIDS Day.
Choose a public venue - a local church, school, community center or town square.
Adapt key messages from Getting to Zero theme: zero new infections, zero AIDS related deaths, zero discrimination and gender-based violence. Click here for key messages.
Include the concept of shining a light - for example, coordinated lighting of one or more public buildings in your city or town with a huge Zero, or a candlelight vigil in the shape of a Zero, a zero pattern with glow sticks, lighters or mobile phone lights at a key moment during the event.
Create a virtual Getting to Zero – For example, momentarily blacking out your website and just displaying the Zero icon from www.worldaidscampaign.org
Create a video incorporating the zero theme and key messages and post on social media networks to spread the word!
Post your Getting to Zero action on www.saynotoviolence.org - Create an account at http://saynotoviolence.org/user/register, and post an action page at http://saynotoviolence.org/join-say-no/start-action. You can count signatures you collect towards a petition or participants at your events as "actions"; post photos and videos from your events to inform and engage more people.
Test your knowledge and take a quiz - Only 24% of young women have adequate knowledge about HIV. Do you? Take the UNAIDS test at http://bit.ly/vErC6Z.
Map it - Are you a young person engaged around the issue of HIV & AIDS – put yourself on the UNAIDS youth activist map http://bit.ly/u8E56L.
TOGETHER, WE CAN GET TO ZERO!
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